The term “fellowship” is tossed around Christian circles and churches very loosely these days. Most often it is associated with getting together for a meal or a church activity.
But although true fellowship can include a meal or activity, it is more about our relationship with other believers.
In 1 John 1:7 we are told,
”But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin.”
That verse tells us that our fellowship with each other is based on how we live because of what Christ has done for us.
2 Corinthians 5:7 says that believers live by faith, not by sight. That means that all those who are trusting God for their salvation and their daily lives will have an automatic connection to each other. After all, we have the same Spirit in us, and we are all part of the same Body.
So, our fellowship is not found just in activity or conversation. Our fellowship with other believers is found in that we are all in the same family—God’s family. He is what has brought us together. And family members are to love each other.
That is what fellowship is all about—loving each other and treating each other as family.